Too Much Time On My Hands

Or an incredibly organized girl. Maybe both?

I labeled the pantry a couple of weeks ago, while I was still waiting for my fingerprints to come back with the FBI’s approval so I could start work. It actually makes shopping very easy, because you know instantly what you’re low on or completely out of. The port side of the pantry is similarly labeled. We always keep a running grocery list too (and Brock is so good about adding things when he uses the last of them ~ what a guy!), but this is a good quick visual check on anything we might not have. Yes, we use enough salsa that it has it’s own space. It’s still not my completely automated bar code system, but it’s a cheap, effective alternative!

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  1. rob
    November 21, 2008 at 4:19 pm #

    If you should ever want to make a quick retainer for them (the shelves) drill a dowel hole in each shelf “cheek” and pass a 3/4 inch hard wood dowel or brass, chrome or stainless wardrobe (hanging rod) through the holes across the shelves (a couple or three inches above)and fix them with a dab of glue or slide an O ring over each end before you fit them (so they can be removed) :o)

  2. Jamie
    November 21, 2008 at 11:16 am #

    Thanks, Rob!

  3. Jamie
    November 21, 2008 at 11:15 am #

    Hi, Bill! The shelves are actually quite deep and all have a fiddle rail in front of them. The pantry is in the foc’sle and is not subjected to much side motion. That, coupled with the fact that we typically cruise the protected inland waters of Puget Sound, has made it a non-issue so far. I’ll let you know how it goes someday in the Galapagos!

  4. rob
    November 21, 2008 at 12:28 am #

    Wow Im impressed! :o))

  5. Bill K
    November 19, 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    How do you keep everything on the shelves when you are cruising ?Bill K